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About Survivingbreastcancer.org

Sur.viv.or.  anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer; you are surviving! 

2017

  • The vision was born and Survivingbreastcancer.org was incorporated in MA. 

  • The Board of Directors were established.

2018

  • Survivingbreastcancer.org received it's official 501(c)(3) status.

  • Survivingbreastcancer.org's podcast, Breast Cancer Conversations launched offering weekly episodes to listeners. 

2019

  • 17 community events were held across 11 States

  • 26,106 website visitors were spending time reading blogs, survivorship stories, and gaining valuable educational information. 

2020

  • New programs were created and scaled including our Thursday Night Thrivers support group, the Breast Cancer Book Club, and our MBC webinar series

  • We started to grow exponentially serving the U.S., Canada and the UK and reaching 10,000 subscribers to our weekly newsletter

2021

  • Virtual programs and support continue to expand and now include Movement Mondays, Writing workshops and poetry forums. 

  • Pinkkids launch providing a space for adolescents who have a mother diagnosed with breast cancer or have lost a mo

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Our Mission

 

The mission of SurvivingBreastCancer.org (SBC), a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to empower those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families from day one and beyond. SBC serves as an educational and virtual community platform- offering support from meeting patients and their families where they are on the continuum of a cancer diagnosis. SBC incorporates an integrative and collaborative approach to breast cancer, from risk reduction strategies and prevention, to treatment, survivorship, living with a terminal diagnosis,  navigating end of life, and beyond. 

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Who We Serve

 

Breast cancer does not just affect the patient; it affects everyone around them. That is why we develop comprehensive programs, services, and education to meet the needs of:

 

  • Those diagnosed with breast cancer

  • Those living with metastatic breast cancer

  • Spouses, families, and children caring for a loved one diagnosed with breast cancer

  • Spouses, families, and children who have lost a loved one to breast cancer

 

 

Our Core Values

We believe in collaboration.

We care about our community.

We engage in win-win partnerships that bring value and have impact.

We lead with integrity and serve with compassion and empathy.

We put people first and treat everyone with dignity and respect. 

Our Partners and Allies

 

SBC partners with patient advocates, medical oncologists, physicians, and experts in the field, as well as corporations and organizations, to offer the best education, support, and community resources so that we can execute our mission.

Board of Directors

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Laura Carfang, M.A., Ed.D. 

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William Laferriere, MBA

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Kathleen Boyle, Ph.D. 

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Meghann Sweeney, J.D. 

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Anthony Carfang, MBA

Abigail Johnston, J.D.

Medical Advisory Board

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Dr. Amy Comander, MD

Dr. Amy Comander is Director of Breast Oncology and Cancer Survivorship at the Mass General Center in Waltham and at Newton-Wellesley. She is also co-director of the Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham. Dr. Comander is well-known for her compassionate care and devotion to her patients.   She is dedicated to improving the quality of life and outcome of her patients through lifestyle interventions. In addition to her expertise in hematology/oncology, Dr. Comander has also pursued board certification in Lifestyle Medicine, and she has launched “PAVING the Path to Wellness Program,” a 12 week lifestyle medicine based survivorship program for women with breast cancer. She is an avid runner, and she is thrilled to run her eight consecutive Boston Marathon this year to support individuals diagnosed with breast cancer.